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Charter to incorporate the town of Campbellton [Extract]
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
April 1772
Volume 09, Pages 80-81

North Carolina—Ss.

George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith and so forth To all and singular our Faithful Subjects Greeting Whereas By our Royal Charter bearing date the 10th day of Febry in the year of our Lord 1765 We for certain Causes and Considerations us thereunto moving Did amongst other Liberties and Franchises in the sd Charter menconed Give and Grant to all male persons (beeing of lawful age) inhabiting our Town of Campbelton in our County of Cumberland in our sd province or within two miles of the Court House within the sd Town Free and lawful authority to name elect and send one pson (being a Freeholder in the County of Cumberland) to represent the sd Town in the House of Assembly of our sd province of No Carolina and therein to sit vote do and consent to those things wch by the Assembly of our sd Pvince shd happen to be done & enacted and that a writ of Election for a member of Assembly to represent the sd Town shd be issued & sent to the Shff of the County of Cumbd for the time being when & so often as an Assembly shd be called or occasion shd require And that such Election shd be carried on in such order manner & form & under such Regulations & Condons as in our sd Charter is parlarly mentd expressed & described as in & by the sd Charter relation being thereunto had wch more fully and at large appear. And Whereas by a certain Deed poll or Instrumt in writing under the Hands &

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seals of our faithful Subjects the principal Inhabitants of our said Town of Cambleton and within Two miles of the Court House in our sd Town being Freeholders bearing date the 13th day of March instant reciting as therein is recited Have thereby surrendered to us our sd Charter together with our sd Charter thereunto annexed And further by a petition signed and subscribed by our sd faithful Subjects the principal Inhabitants of our sd Town of Cambleton and within two miles of the Court House in our sd Town being Freeholders preferred to our Captain Gen1 Govr & Comr in chief of our sd province Setting forth that our sd Charter gave a power to all persons whom accident or design should bring within two miles of the Court House of our sd Town on the day appointed for the election of a Member to give their suffrages althoh their proper place of Residence might be far out of the limits of our sd Town to the great detriment of the real Residents and Freeholders in the sd Town & within two miles thereof and praying that a New Charter might be granted to them under such regulations & restrictions as by their sd petition are particularly prayed for To the End therefore that all and singular our sd faithful subjects may enjoy such Liberties privileges and Franchises in as full and ample mannor as the same are enjoyed by other Towns within our sd province and that all cause of future detriment and Complaint in that Behalf may be fully removed Know Ye that we of our Royal Grace Good will certain Knowledge and mere motion Have given and granted And by these presents for us our Heirs & Successors Do Give and Grant to all persons being Freeholders of said Town of Cambleton or within two miles of the Court House in our sd Town or seized of an Este for their own or the life of any other person in any dwelling House (such House having a stone or Brick chimney thereunto belonging and appertaining) to name elect and send one person (being a Freeholder in the County of Cumberland) to represent (here follows the Words of the old charter throughout)